Where’s Mr. Kinne?!

Andria Boland, Staff Writer

One of the biggest questions since the school year started this year has been “Where ‘s Mr. Kinne?” One of the students’ favorite substitutes is gone and many are wondering what he’s up to. Did he quit? Did he get fired? Did he change to a school that he thinks is better?

Turns out, Mr. Kinne applied for the full-time history teacher job vacated by the retiring Mrs. Phelon. Unfortunately, Mr. Kinne did not get it. “I was very disappointed,” he said, adding that it was then that he decided he wasn’t coming back to Ludlow High School.

“It was time to see what was out there,” he said, referring to taking his job hunt to other districts.

Kinne said he’s not sure why he was passed over for the job. “I didn’t want to know,” he said.

Kinne is now working full-time at Barnes & Noble, and just recently got promoted to receiving manager. He’s planning on staying there for a while.

I think I speak for most of the students that have had Mr. Kinne when I say that we miss him. While everybody likes the new hires at LHS, I think the school should have given Mr. Kinne the job. He was qualified for the job and he had been with Ludlow High School for four years. All the students loved him, but he wasn’t a push-over. He always did what he was supposed to do and more. 

But Mr. Kinne seems very happy with his new promotion at Barnes & Noble and doesn’t have any regrets.

Don’t get me wrong, though, he misses LHS .

“I miss the students and the people I used to work with,” he said.

Well, we miss him too. Many students even say they’re going to visit him and Barnes & Noble.

When asked what the hardest part of leaving was, without hesitation Mr. Kinne said, “Probably the hardest thing was walking away from you guys [the students].”

Well, hopefully Mr. Kinne will visit us all soon, because he knows that we miss him just as much.